CRAFT BEER TOURS
EXPERIENCE THE BEST CRAFT BEERS MADE IN MANCHESTEROur craft beer tours operate every Friday & Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm. One of our friendly guides will take craft beer lovers on an unforgettable journey through Manchester, introducing you to local experts who will offer a fascinating insight into their produce. Private tours can also be arranged on request, please contact us for more information. Each tour lasts around three hours, beginning and ending in Manchester city centre. We visit both craft beer bars and breweries, sampling a variety of locally produced beers. Our venues are not always open to the public but with our unique tour, you will get to enjoy an unrivalled look at the exciting Manchester beer scene, and most importantly of all, taste its fantastic range!Our tours will operate in any conditions so please dress appropriately for the notorious Manchester weather. Please be aware that we walk between venues, although it is mainly flat and not excessively taxing.
WHAT YOU GET ON OUR CRAFT BEER TOURSA three-hour guided tour & tasting experience around the city. Taste 10-12 craft beers (1/3 pints) along the way and discover the best craft beer Manchester has to offer. An expert from the venue will talk you through each beer explaining full details behind the taste, the history, the process and the ingredients of each beer. Visit four venues, including Manchester based microbreweries and specialist craft beer bars. We pride ourselves on providing a unique lineup of venues, each highlighting something different at each stop. All the beer you taste will be unique to the venue and you will learn about each venue and their history. The microbreweries we visit aren’t always open to the public so it is a great chance for you to get inside and taste produce as fresh as it gets!
- Taste 10-12 craft beers (1/3 pints), each beer unique to the venue
- A 3 ½ hour guided tour & tasting experience around the city
- Visit four venues, including Manchester based breweries and specialist craft beer bars
- A talk on each drink by the experts at each venue
- 50p from every person on the tour goes to Big Change Manchester, helping to eradicate homelessness in the city
- £30pp includes all tastings
- Per Person
VENUES WE WORK WITH
57 THOMAS STOperated by the award-winning Marble Brewery, 57 Thomas Street provides the perfect central location to finish our tour with its range of locally-brewed beers. The brewery itself is located just down the road and its changing range of beers on offer means you will always be able to enjoy something different. At Craft Beer Tour Manchester, we love the variety on offer and this is reflected in both our tour, and at 57 Thomas Street on any occasion!
RUNAWAY BREWERYRunaway Brewery, tucked away between the arches past the city’s Northern Quarter, produces high-quality modern beer including its own IPA, Pale Ale, American Brown Ale and Smoked Porter. Join us as we visit the micro-brewery in full flow, tasting its fine produce in full view of the brewing process itself!
BEATNIKZ REPUBLICBeatnikz are one of the most up and coming breweries out there and we are proud to work them as part of our tour. The Beatnikz tap house, only opened in 2018, opens their doors to us displaying some of their fantastic produce. Join us to hear a Beatnikz expert take you through the resident beers and you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to come back to Dale Street after the tour to delve further into one of our favourite local breweries!
SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWERYSeven Bro7hers Beerhouse is based in Ancoats, with their main brewery in Salford Quays. Our tourists seem to come out enthused after visiting the Beerhouse and sampling the superb produce that Seven Bro7hers have on offer. They are known for thinking outside the box; expect to try something totally different as we discover the ingenuity and creativity that we love Seven Bro7hers for!
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Really enjoyed this tour, the brewers were enthusiastic and most importantly generous with their beer! Would recommend this tour to anybody that likes craft beer and is interested in exploring a few of Manchester's hidden gems.
First of all, I want to start by saying I am not a massive beer fan - however the craft beers they had on offer provide something for everyone and are some of the best I have tasted with a number of flavours on offer (some of which the ingredients will surprise you!). Our guide Lee was excellent and even gave us a run down of the history of Manchester as we moved from brewery to brewery. All breweries are within a short walking distance of one another and once you get there you are made to feel welcome and greeted with plenty of delicious craft beers to try. The guys at each venue were very friendly, you could have a good laugh with them and they were happy to tell you everything you needed to know about how they brewed their beers. I will most certainly be returning with more family and friends as this tour is a MUST if you are visiting Manchester!
We had a fab time on the beer tour at the weekend - we were able to taste a variety of beers at 4 different venues where the people spoke passionately about their creations. Some weird and wonderful flavours but if you’re willing to give it a go then it’s suitable for anyone! Our guide Fred was friendly and really helpful so we’d definitely recommend this tour.
What a fantastic afternoon! Graham was a great tour guide and despite getting very wet with the incelement Manchester weather, we had a great day. Seven Bro7hers was a particular favourite, the honeycombe session ale was wonderful, but also the Lagonda from Marble Beers. I would recommend this tour to everyone, if you love ales or just fancy a tour of Manchester, with some beer thrown in.
I bought this for my husband’s Christmas present and I’m so glad he chose to take me with him. It was a fantastic day. All of the venues had something great and interesting to talk about. The host was really friendly and wasn’t like a host, it was like going out with an old friend. The beers were fantastic, great selection and tried new beers that I will definitely be buying again. Totally worth the money.
This is a must do tour for Manchester locals and visitors alike. As well as enjoying fabulous craft beers from Manchester we learned lots of Manchester history which really made the tour. Fred the guide was really friendly and welcoming and he and the guides at each of the breweries were really knowledgeable. A great fun afternoon - I can't recommend it highly enough. Looking forward to seeing more tours on offer soon.
This is an excellent beer tour and day out. You get to try lots of really amazing beer, a tour of Manchester and interesting info on the brewing process. We discovered lots of new brewery's and pubs. A really good trip and day out. A must do for locals and visitors to Manchester
Me and my partner went on the tour wanting to try something different on a Saturday afternoon (not to mention that my partner is a huge craft beer fan!) I don't usually enjoy beer, however, I did by the end of the tour! There was such a variety of flavours and I particularly enjoyed the apricot one, so much so that I'd return to the bar for one (or two). We had 2-3 drinks in each bar which was more than what we had bargained for! The host was friendly and knowledgeable about the places we visited, the beers, and gave facts on certain areas along the way which I really enjoyed and was a good quirk. Highly recommended!